At the end of what has been a long and difficult winter for many of us, you might feel that your skin is looking a little dull and tired. There is no need to spend money on expensive spa treatments to rejuvenate your complexion, however. The secret to having fresh, glowing skin starts with using natural products. Here’s a few things you could try.
- Coconut oil. For very dry areas of skin on your hands and face, coconut oil has a rich texture that rubs in easily, and is hypoallergenic, so it won’t inflame conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. In fact, it is one of the few sweetly perfumed skincare products that people with such conditions can use! It is also a great hair conditioner.
- Flax seeds. Overall, most nuts and seeds contain properties that are good for skin health, but flax seeds are a particularly excellent example. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to keep the skin smooth and supple. The antioxidants and lignans contained in the seeds also boost the cells which guard against fine lines and wrinkles.
- Super green powders. Spirulina, Kelp, Chlorella, and Blue-Green Algae and just a handful of green powders which are packed with the minerals, nutrients, and fatty acids which work to keep your skin healthy. They may help with flushing out toxins and heavy metals from your skin, and they also contain anti-bacterial properties.
- Green Tea. Green tea contains powerful compounds called catechins. These are antioxidants which can help to protect your skin against sun damage, and reduce redness and inflammation. They will also contribute to the overall health of your skin by improving hydration, thickness, and maintaining elasticity, to prevent premature aging.
- Organic Seaweeds. Bladderwrack seaweed is harvested from the coast of the UK, and is commonly used is skincare products because of its high levels of vitamin A and E, which are essential for supporting healthy skin and hair. It also contains properties which can soothe skin complaints, such as eczema and psoriasis.
- Kale. Kale is a leafy green vegetable which is best eaten fresh from the garden. The good news is that it can be easily grown at home from sprouting seeds. Kale is packed with chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals and vitamins which are all necessary to keep your skin in optimal health. It is also high in anti-oxidants which has protective qualities.
The vitamin K in kale is thought to improve the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. It also contains lutein, which can boost collagen production, the protein which keeps your complexion soft and youthful. It can be applied directly to the skin, by pulverising a few leaves in water to make a paste.
- Chia seeds. These seeds make a delicious smoothie ingredient, or can simply be sprinkled onto your morning cereal or toast. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for good skin cell function and new collagen production.
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